Threescore and ten
I’m watching ‘A Day in 1920s Paris’ on YouTube. Speed adjusted. Colourised. Fascinating.
I pause at 23 seconds. A scene of respectable, well-dressed Parisians walking, sitting at cafes, reading newspapers.
Skip to 39 seconds. A very glamorous young woman notices the camera and smiles, shyly.
53 seconds. A band plays and couples dance. Young, courting couples. Carefree, kissing…